Jan 14, 2013 7:00pm PST
into the deficit and pay off the debt. >> you know what i didn't like today. i thought it was annoying, he may have to slow down social security payments if-- and tell you why, there's never any suggestion maybe congress shouldn't be paid salaries, the senate not be paid salaries, the president not be paid salaries, cut down on air force one. your constituent payment to go home on commercial aircraft, instead stay here and save money on travel and get the job done. there's any discussion of the politicians to take the hit it's the social security recipients. >> he wants to use the military paycheck to try to scare people and hurt the elderly. you don't have to do that, there's revenue to the treasury on a daily basis. the problem is we deficit spend about 3 to 4 billion dollars a day. we collect, we spend about 10 billion a day and that means that we deficit. we have to borrow 3 to 4 billion dollars a day. we spend more than 700 million dollars a day in interest on a national debt. there are lots of things to do. the president has lots of discretion to curb back that spending to make sure that soci
Jan 22, 2013 1:00am PST
a budget deficit a few years ago, we have a surplus and giving them the authority to do things without as much federal interference as we had in the past will be great. we'll see if that happens. the president has talked about flexibility before and now is the time to make it it happen and he's got willing partners at the state level. if he's willing to help give us that kind of flexibility. >> you said he talked about flexibility before. have you actually seen it and asked for it? >> we have not. it's been asked for not only for governors, but the national governor's association, talking about a need for that. particularly we know there's a difference between republicans controlling the house and democrats controlling the presidency as well as the united states senate and if they ultimately want to get things done, one of the best ways to get things done on behalf the american people is to give that kind of authority back to the governors at the state levels. you've got a good mix of republican and democratic governors out there. part of it is not just about medicaid and spending, it'